May 9, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry:650 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

May 9, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 09.05.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 195620 (+650) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3734 (+4), 

APV ‒ 7257 (+4), 

artillery systems – 3031 (+13), 

MLRS – 554, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 307 (+1),

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2618 (+4),

cruise missiles ‒ 955 (+8),

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5969 (+11),

special equipment ‒ 388 (+4).

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and fortieth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine continues.

During this day, the enemy launched 20 missile and 30 air strikes, fired about 30 MLRS systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. The enemy used 17 air-launched cruise missiles, 15 of which were destroyed by our defenders, and 3 more  S-300 missiles on Kramatorsk and Kostyantynivka to launch missile strikes. The civil infrastructure was destroyed.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions. During the day, the enemy carried out almost 30 attacks on the specified areas of the front. The fiercest battles continue for the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka.

No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected in the Volyn and Polissiya directions. Certain units of the armed forces of the russian federation will continue to be stationed at the training grounds of the republic of belarus.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi areas, the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. During the past day, he carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Zaliznyi Myst, Muravyi, Chernihiv region; Tovstodubov, Bachivsk, Stari Virky, Iskriskivshchyna, Volfine, Yunakivka, Mogrytsia, Popivka and Slavhorod of the Sumy region, as well as Hoptivka, Varvarivka, Bugruvatka, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Pletenivka, Tyche, Mala Vovcha, Budarky, Zemlianka, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichanske and Khatne on Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position, conducted offensive actions near the settlements of Masyutivka and Stelmakhivka, but was unsuccessful. Kamianka, Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Lyman Pershi in Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Bilogorivka during the day. Makiivka, Bilogorivka, Vesele of Luhansk region and Yampolivka and Spirne of Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

The enemy continues to advance in the direction of Bakhmut.

During the day, he conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the city of Bakhmut, as well as in the direction of the settlements of Ivanovske and Stupochki. Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Avdiivka direction. Conducted an airstrike in the area of Avdiivka settlement. Shelled Avdiyivka, Pervomaiskyi, Netaylovy and Karlivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, Georgievka in the Donetsk region also came under enemy fire.

During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsk direction. Shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka and Velyka Novosilka.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Meanwhile, shelled the settlements of Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk region; Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novodanilivka, Kamianske and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia region; Antonivka, Molodizhne and Zelenivka, Kherson region.

On May 8, the russian occupiers began removing preschool and school-age children, along with their parents, as well as educators and other public sector employees, from the city of Kamianka-Dniprovsk, Zaporizhzhia Region. Few people were willing. Evacuation is carried out to Berdyansk. At the same time, all medical workers of the local hospital were called to work.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 4 strikes on areas where the enemy’s personnel and military equipment were concentrated, as well as 2 strikes on his anti-aircraft missile systems. And units of missile troops and artillery struck 2 areas of concentration of manpower and a radio-electronic warfare station of the occupiers.

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